6 Week Course with Juliana Perez
Mondays, May 8th – June 19th*
*Skipping Memorial Day, 5/29
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“In The Seeker’s Guide” she [Elizabeth Lesser] validates our spiritual hunger, offering us the clarity to separate what will nourish it from what will not. This is a book for anyone who want to read their own spiritual story more clearly and find the inner compass that can lead them home.” – Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
Can spirituality be an adventure? Can we breathe new life into a stale belief system? So many of us arrive in adulthood still searching for meaning and connection. Many of us, wounded from the religious or spiritual experiences of our youth, are still wondering what, if anything, we believe. Does our current belief system help us cope with everyday stressors and anxiety. Is there a way for us to regain the loss of connection to our bodies? Can we remain open to life after suffering the pain of grief or loss? And, can we develop a spiritual practice that encourages exploration and questioning, that enlivens us, that we can embody?
Using Elizabeth Lesser’s book as a compass, we will explore how to integrate mind, heart, body and soul in this human experience. Through meditation, contemplation and discussion, we will explore different wisdom traditions and practices that may provide an inner guide on our spiritual journey.
Class 1: Beginning: The search for meaning
Class 2: Mindfulness Meditation: The gift of the present
Class 3: Heartfulness: Healing through compassion and loving kindness
Class 4: Embodiment: Allowing our humanity its place
Class 5: Soulfulness: Responding to our inner song
Class 6: Spirituality: Integrating mind, heart, body and soul
Your Instructor: Juliana Perez
Juliana has been leading mindfulness meditation, spiritual and grief groups in the Seattle area for over 20 years. In addition to having a master’s degree in social work (MSW), Juliana received a certification in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary, in Berkeley. This inclusive education allows her to work with any individual, no matter what religious, spiritual or nonspiritual (atheist or agnostic) affiliation, on matters related to their search for greater understanding and meaning in their lives.
Juliana Perez, MSW
Interfaith Spiritual Direction